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vested

[ves-tid] /ˈvɛs tɪd/
adjective
1.
held completely, permanently, and inalienably:
vested rights.
2.
protected or established by law, commitment, tradition, ownership, etc.:
vested contributions to a fund.
3.
clothed or robed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments:
a vested priest.
4.
having a vest; sold with a vest:
a vested suit.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; vest + -ed2
Related forms
nonvested, adjective
unvested, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-vested

vested

/ˈvɛstɪd/
adjective
1.
(property law) having a present right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of property Compare contingent
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Word Origin and History for non-vested

vested

adj.

"established, secured, settled," 1766, past participle adjective from vest (v.).

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